Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby
puppybraille

Memory lane again

So this past week and a half, I've been walking down memory lane quite a bit. Remembering getting Julio and everything that ensued. Today is the one year aniversery of traffic check day. I just remember how scared I was. I didn't really trust Julio, I thought he hated me and might go "OOPS! Look, she's flat on the ground!" I especially didn't trust myself to do it right. I just knew I'd screw it up. The day before, I'd had the route from hell. Tons of reworks, poky guide dog, almost breaking down in tears, all of that stuff. So I was really hessitant to even do this.
Well, Julio performed perfectly! And now, a year later, I'm trusting him more. I honestly don't know if I trust myself more, with some things yes, some things no. But Julio has protected me so many times! I do my best, but I don't always catch every car or right-turn on red person. But every time he saves me. He catches me. Not always in the way a sighted person would expect, but he does it. And now, at least with traffic, I'm not as afraid.
I love you Julio!
Hugs!
Nickie
Tags: guide dogs
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